According to one report I've read, there are some voices in Australia who think the RL World Cup is a waste of time.
I guess these are the same ones who don't see any value in the World Club Challenge game.
They seem to be pointing at small attendances at say the Oz v Ireland game in Limerick.
These people should look beyond their own little comfort zone and see the reality of this World Cup tournament.
It has been a great success with good attendances not just in the heartland of the game in the UK.
Media coverage has been good and as Jarryd Hayne points out the interest raised in this tournament has brought investment into the game where it is needed eg
Fiji have earned themselves some decent sponsorship.
Anyone who follows our game has to appreciate the value of international fixtures if it is to attract the interest and sponsorship it needs to survive and grow.
The paying public have supported this World Cup. The media attention has been decent.
OK nothing is perfect, but this tournament has been well run and should be considered a great success with a couple of big days still to come!
Edited by G Las D, 19 November 2013 - 10:48 AM.